Optical Specialist, Defense, Security and Aerospace Sector

Publication date
Hamilton Office
175 Longwood Road South, #316 A, Hamilton, QC, CA L8P 0A1
Employment type
Full time
Job ID


Reporting to the Business Unit Manager, the Optical Specialist's primary role is to ensure that the technical team delivers a solution that wholly responds to the client's needs. Once the client has explained a given problem to the Optical Specialist, the latter then acts as the technical intermediary with the INO team of technical experts tasked with developing a solution.
In addition, the Optical Specialist acts as an in-house representative of clients with respect to achieving a good fit between commercial issues/needs and the solutions developed. This requires that the Optical Specialist have a good grasp and understanding of the customer's needs (compliance matrix).

The Optical specialist supports business development efforts during customer meetings, he elaborates proposals/quotations (initial steps of development), as well as business cases for key problems of the industry. He facilitates contact between customer and headquarters during projects

The territory that will be covered will be mainly Ontario and possibly western Canada.

The must-haves

  • Degree in a pertinent scientific discipline that allows for the learning, understanding and updating of knowledge on the state of innovation in optics-photonics;
  • Master's degree in a discipline that provides a platform for complementary technical and commercial skills;
  • Minimum of 3 years' pertinent experience related to the position;
  • Proficiency in French and English, both spoken and written.

You would ideally possess the following qualities:

  • Leading-edge knowledge in technological development;
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills;
  • Provides superior client service to both internal and external clients, understanding the client's needs and expectations while knowing how to transpose and communicate them in-house;
  • Demonstrates a positive and proactive attitude in working with the client and in-house team;
  • Excellent negotiating skills;
  • Willing to travel 25% of the time
  • Keen sense of planning and work organization;
  • Goal-oriented, culture of innovation, decisiveness.

What makes working at INO so unique

Working at INO means being part of a solid and talented team—one that is evolving in a high-tech environment. It's where ideas emerge and are given form through incredible people. It's a workplace culture that gives a whole new meaning to the word innovation!

Among the many advantages of working with us:

  • Flex time
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent range of benefits
  • An exceptionally pleasant work environment
  • Free parking
  • Bus route nearby

Interested? Send your application now!

* Only selected candidates will be contacted.
* INO is committed to the Legislated Employment Equity Program.


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